In the past months we have been working on the writing and presentation of the “Heritage Alive“, selected and funded under the “Common Cultural Heritage: Preservation and dialogue between Turkey and the EU-II” program.
The project intends to focus on the conservation, promotion and development of a deeper understanding of the cultural heritage with reference to the Smyrna Agora Ancient City site, with the aim of broadening the audience of visitors, increasing their awareness and stimulating the development of new tools for interpreting the heritage.
Among the planned activities, training and capacity building programs aimed at a broad target ranging from children, students, to professionals in the sector and the local community.
Among the project activities, there is a Study Visit which will take place in Turin on 25-26-27 October and which fosters discussion and greater cohesion with our project partners (Kentimiz İzmir Derneği, Our City of Izmir Association), to exchange ideas on possible activities and tools to raise awareness and involve the communities living around Izmir Agora.
The initiative is coordinated by the Conservation and Development of City Values Association of İzmir, and sees the Santagata Foundation as one of the project partners, together with the University of Catania and the Asia Minor Association of Aigaleo (Greece).
The Santagata Foundation will be particularly involved in the design and implementation of heritage training programs for children, students, professionals and the local population.